Three Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Reference & Instruction Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.


This position serves as subject librarian to a number of academic departments in the social sciences and humanities. Duties include providing library instruction, outreach, collection development, and research support to students, faculty and staff. As part of a department of six faculty librarians and two professional staff, this position provides general reference service to the campus community (including occasional evening and weekend hours) and participates in the planning and implementation of departmental and Library operations. As an instruction librarian, this position designs and delivers library instruction and contributes to the planning and implementation of the Library’s instructional program. The successful candidate is expected to participate in relevant professional development activities, and campus and Library committee work.


  • Master of Library & Information Science degree (or equivalent ALA accredited degree)-December 2019 graduates are encouraged to apply
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in providing dynamic library instruction and contributing to a team-based information literacy program
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in the areas of library public services and outreach
  • Demonstrated high-quality written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to initiate and lead projects to completion
  • Interest and/or experience working with diverse populations, particularly students

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in a social science or humanities discipline
  • Reference experience in an academic library setting
  • Direct teaching or library instruction experience

Position: E-Resources & Discovery Librarian
Location: Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University, Towson, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Serves as the E-Resources and Discovery Librarian. Provides leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing electronic resources. This position assists the Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Content Management with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials. The E-Resources & Discovery Librarian works cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the library’s subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons. Designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention. Participates in library assessment initiatives. This position is a 12 month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

• ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/info science.
• Knowledge of the full e-resources life cycle: acquisitions; access; administration; user support and troubleshooting;
evaluation/usage statistics and reports.
• Knowledge of library standards pertaining to e-resources, including serials and continuing resources.
• Familiarity with e-resources acquisitions trends and licensing issues.
• Familiarity with accessibility compliance standards (Section 508, WCAG 2.0).
• Familiarity with web discovery services, link resolvers, proxy and authentication services.
• Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work effectively in a team environment.
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously.
• Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills.
• Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast paced environment with a diverse population.
• Ability to learn new library and computer technology and stay current with technology developments.
• Demonstrated ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty.
• Demonstrated competencies as outlined in “Core Competencies for E-Resources Librarians”

Position: Business Intelligence Research Manager
Location: Arnold & Porter, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Marketing Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Business Intelligence Research Manager in the Washington, DC office. The Business Intelligence Research Manager provides the lawyers and other professionals with industry, company and competitor information and analysis that will aid in the development of new business and achievement of strategic goals and tactical objectives.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Utilize an open-source approach to monitor news for key developments and opportunities and proactively distribute findings to relevant practices and client relationship teams.
  • Produce in-depth research and analysis on companies, industries, markets, and competitors and deliver objective, meaningful insights in concise, compelling ways.
  • Utilize available databases and research tools to extract and distill information into intelligence that informs client matters and strategic initiatives.
  • Engage productively with the assigned industry sectors to stay informed on evolving client issues and market conditions.
  • Participate in the strategic development of practice and industry plans for targeted client development.
  • Be a resourceful, flexible and committed gatherer of information that is of value to practices and clients.
  • Closely collaborate with colleagues across the Market Research and Business Intelligence team and the Marketing Department and with other firmwide departments, including the Library, Finance and IT to promote knowledge and information sharing by leveraging client with other open source information resources.


  •  Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in the legal industry. Previous roles must have provided a variety of research and analytical perspectives and frameworks.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Suite and a mastery of Excel.
  • Resourceful and tenacious in pursuit of relevant information, both secondary and primary, and accurate and accountable in its delivery.
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of regulatory and litigation practices.
  • Proven analytical abilities to review information (whether qualitative and/or quantitative) and evaluate its reliability, completeness, relevance, and relative importance to the assignment, to identify other similarities and differences among the information pieces, to select or develop appropriate classification systems to clarify the information, to classify and/or order appropriately the information, and to perform further analyses to identify patterns with implications for those actions anticipated by firm decision makers.
  • Expert in searching and extracting information published by information aggregators, including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, CapitalIQ, LexisNexis, etc.
  • Strong client service orientation and ability to interact effectively with attorneys, key personnel and clients, to manage and exceed expectations, and to exhibit a high degree of responsiveness, diplomacy, and professionalism in these client interactions.
  • Able to scale communications into various lengths for consumption by busy decision-makers. Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple projects and meet strict deadlines.
  • Experience researching across a broad range of industries.
  • Proficient (or able to become proficient quickly) in use of the firm’s internal business-management and reporting systems (e.g., client relationship-management software, financial systems, etc.)
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.